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Grant Taylor

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Grant Taylor is everything that is good and real and raw and true in skateboarding. The Atlanta native was put on a skateboard as a 1-year-old by his father, legendary skater Thomas Taylor. Winning the Thrasher Magazine Skater of the Year award in 2011, Taylor is inspiring the new generation to get out there and skate it all.